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Karnataka: Immunization drive begins on December 5th

UDUPI/MANGALURU: A vaccination push for Japanese encephalitis (JE) will be held from December 5 to 24, targeting as many as 2,20,246 children between the ages of 1 to 15. 

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According to Udupi deputy commissioner M. Kurma Rao, the survival rate among those diagnosed with Japanese encephalitis will be around 60%. Even those who stay have a 50% impairment after recovery. On such a test basis, the programme was introduced in 2006 in 10 districts. The DC also added that the suggested vaccination is safe and inactivated and that the campaign will initially focus on schools before expanding to all anganwadis.

The second phase of the vaccination drive includes Udupi and nine more districts. 39 JE cases have been reported in the district since 2014. Pigs and migrating birds are also carriers of the virus.
The push will take place throughout the area to ensure that every child in the age range is immunised.
There are 1,922 immunisation centres set up by the district. The campaign to get kids their vaccines will be run by Asha, anganwadi workers, and medical personnel. Nodal officials have been appointed in every school.
During the particular camp, parents are supposed to take their children to the respective vaccination centers. A district-level inauguration event will take place on December 5 at the Government PU College Board High School in Udupi.
Dr. Kishore Kumar M., DHO of Dakshina Kannada, has mentioned that a JE immunisation drive for children aged 1 to 15 will be held in the district between December 5 and 24 as well.
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